STMA:
Prez Mahama to cut sod for Takoradi Harbour expansion
Sunday, December 01 2013

President John Dramani Mahama is expected to cut the sod in the first week of December for work to start on the expansion of the Takoradi Harbour,  Mr Felix Kwakye Ofosu, a Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, said on Thursday.

SOCIAL:
Govt to continue to provide ICT emtrepreneurship -Minister
Sunday, December 01 2013

Dr Edward Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications, said Government would continue to provide an enabling environment for Information Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurship to thrive.

TMA:
Fishermen need insurance policy –Chief Fisherman
Sunday, December 01 2013

Nii Odametey II, Tema-Awudum Chief Fisherman, has appealed to insurance companies to formulate insurance policies to cover activities of fishermen.

ASUOGYAMAN:
DCE meets GPRTU, promises to set up taskforce
Monday, December 02 2013

The Asuogyaman District Assembly in the Eastern Region is to set up a taskforce to help instill displine especially among road users.

AKWAPIM S:
District wide toilet dislodging on going
Monday, December 02 2013

Sanitation improvement has taken centre stage in the work of the Akwapim District Assembly with a number of measures being carried out.

YILO:
Modern Abattoir in the offing
Monday, December 02 2013

Conditions under which slaughter houses operate in the country has been topical issues in most of the MMDAs especially at a time government is making efforts to improve health conditions of the citizens.

GA EAST:
Assembly to establish commmunity senior high/tech school
Monday, December 02 2013

A new community public Senior High Technical School is to be established at Kwabenya to cater for the Ga East community.

EKUMFI:
Rest stop to boost economic activities-DCE
Monday, December 02 2013

Chief Executive of the Ekumfi District in the central Region, I.K Dawson is to take advantage of the completion of a rest stop at Ekumfi Eyisam to boost economic activities in that area.

KWAHU E:
More CHPS compounds to improve maternal health
Monday, December 02 2013

A Fifty Thousand Ghana- motorized fiberglass boat to help transport emergency delivery cases in communities along the Afram River to the Kotoso Reproductive Health Centre, has been inaugurated at Hyewohoden in the Kwahu East District.

POLITICS:
Mahama to critics: stop mocking my 10% Pay cut and follow suit
Monday, December 02 2013

President John Mahama has told off his critics, who, he says, are mocking at his 10% pay cut and challenged them to do same, if they have the country at heart.

HEALTH:
70 mothers test HIV positive in Tema
Monday, December 02 2013

Seventy mothers tested positive for HIV in the Tema Metropolis from January and June, out of which 49 were put on the Anti-Retroviral (ARV), drug, the Metropolitan Health Directorate, has revealed.

ATIWA:
Assembly improves on revenue generation
Monday, December 02 2013

The Internally Generated Fund (IGF) of the Atiwa District is steadily improving due to prudent measures put in place to check leakages, Mr. Emmanuel Atta Twum, Chief Executive for the Assembly (DCE), has said.

SECURITY:
Five GNFS Officials suspended
Monday, December 02 2013

Five senior officers of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) have been suspended for their involvement in the importation of the controversial camouflage uniforms for GNFS.

ENERGY:
Refund of electricity bills starts this month
Monday, December 02 2013

Refund of electricity bills based on the recently increased. 79 per cent tariff which was reduced by 25 per cent begins this month.

ATIWA:
Communities urged to form neighbourhood watch c’tee
Monday, December 02 2013

Atiwa District Police Commander, District Superintendent of Police (DSP) Jeffery Darko, has   advocated the formation of community neighbourhood watch committees to support the police in combating crime.

KWAEBIBIREM:
Stop charging unapproved fees-DCE
Monday, December 02 2013

District Chief Executive (DCE) for  Kwaebibirem District in the Eastern Region, Emmanuel Reginald Aboagye Osae, has cautioned headmasters of all public schools to stop collecting unapproved fees from the final year students who will be sitting for the 2014 Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) in the district or face criminal charges.

SOCIAL:
District Assemblies receive farm inputs for Farmers Day
Monday, December 02 2013

The Golden Star Wassa Limited, a mining company in Western region has donated items worth Fifteen Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵15,000.00) to four Districts Assemblies towards the 29th Farmers’ Day celebration slated for Friday, 6th December, 2013.

BONGO:
Assembly moves on plans to power education
Monday, December 02 2013

The Bongo district assembly is worried that amidst the heavy investment being made towards the promotion of quality education for school children in the area, performance of their BECE results still takes a nose dive.

SOCIAL:
15 injured in near-fatal crash at 37 hospital
Monday, December 02 2013

At least 15 people sustained injuries in a car crash near the 37 military hospital Monday morning.

SOCIAL:
Fourth National Farmers Forum held in Accra
Tuesday, December 03 2013

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) on Monday held the fourth National Farmers Forum in Accra.

HEALTH:
Prez asks MMDCEs to reduce maternal mortality
Tuesday, December 03 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday said renewal of the mandate of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) would be based on their performance and role in the reduction of child and maternal mortality.

BUSINESS:
BoG launches policy reforms in banking sector
Tuesday, December 03 2013

Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, Central Bank Governor, has announced strings of pertinent policy guidelines intended to reform the banking sector.

EDUCATION:
Over 140 teachers abandon class over 3 months unpaid salary
Tuesday, December 03 2013

Some 149 teachers in the Bunprugu Yooyo district of the Northern Region have abandoned the classroom to protest nonpayment of their salaries since September this year.

SECURITY:
Prisons to face possible food shortage
Tuesday, December 03 2013

The Ghana Prisons Service is likely to struggle to feed inmates in prisons across the country if it fails to pay its suppliers’ outstanding bills for foods served.

STMA:
MCE worried over indiscriminate sitting of containers and kiosks
Tuesday, December 03 2013

Captain (RTD) Anthony Cudjoe, the Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly has expressed worry over some unauthorised development as well as indiscriminate erection of containers and kiosks within the twin-city.

POLITICS:
Six new MMDCE nominations
Tuesday, December 03 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has, in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462, made the following Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE).


SOCIAL:
K’si market fire report inconclusive - Prez Mahama reveals
Wednesday, December 04 2013

President John Mahama has revealed that US experts’ investigations into market fires have established that the Makola Market fire was caused by illegal electrical connection but that of the Kumasi market was inconclusive.

TRANSPORTATION:
NRSC intensifies road safety campaign in W/R ahead of X’mas
Wednesday, December 04 2013

The Western Regional Office of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC),has cautioned motorists and other road users to exercise high level of alertness to avoid any road crashes before, during and after this Christmas.

HO:
Assembly approves President’s appointee
Wednesday, December 04 2013

The Ho Municipal Assembly, with a fresh set of government appointees, Monday approved Mrs Fafa Adinyira as Ho Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) on the second ballot.

KWAEBIBIREM:
EPA appeals to Judiciary over illegal miners
Wednesday, December 04 2013

The Eastern Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Mr. Felix Addo-Okyireh , has appealed to the country’s judiciary to assist in the country’s quest to fighting illegal mining in the country.

SAVELUGU - NANTON:
Assembly confirms President’s nominee
Wednesday, December 04 2013

Members of the Savelugu-Nanton Municipal Assembly on Monday confirmed Mr Abdulai Alhassan Red as Municipal Chief Executive.

BUSINESS:
Netherlands provides 7 million Euros to Ghana
Wednesday, December 04 2013

The Netherlands Embassy has signed a seven million- Euro grant for a four-year Cocoa Rehabilitation and Intensification Programme (CORIP).

EDUCATION:
Establish Research Fund but don’t scrap book allowance-POTAG
Wednesday, December 04 2013

The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) says it stands by an ultimatum it gave government to revert a decision to set up a Research Fund to replace Book and Research Allowances.

HEALTH:
Tobinco ordered to return medicines to suppliers
Wednesday, December 04 2013

There seems to be no end to the woes of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited, even with the intervention of Parliament, as the long arm of the law keeps pursuing the company and its chief executive officer (CEO).

TEMA:
Tema Manhean embarks on 500, 000-dollar expansion project
Wednesday, December 04 2013

Osongaa Nii Adjei Kraku II, Tema Paramount Chief, has cut the sod for the commencement of $ 500,000 two-storey building comprising nine classrooms for St Nicholas Preparatory School in Tema.

SOCIAL:
Need for a National Register-Minister
Wednesday, December 04 2013

Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has called for the establishment of a comprehensive National Register to allow for easy identification.

WENCHI:
Prez finally names new MCE
Wednesday, December 04 2013

A new Municipal Chief Executive has finally been named by the President for the Wenchi Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region.

SAVELUGU:
VEEP launches Rural Enterprises Programme
Wednesday, December 04 2013

Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Tuesday launched the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) initiated by the government to reduce poverty and improve living conditions in rural areas.

U MANYA K:
Organization to promote irrigation farming at Upper Manya
Wednesday, December 04 2013

The Upper Manya “Dadematsemei” Farmer Based Organization (FBO), with funding from the Business Support Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund, is to promote irrigation farming in the Upper Manya Krobo District.

SUNYANI W:
Assembly members must ensure peace – DCE
Wednesday, December 04 2013

Madam Agnes Kusi, the Sunyani West District Chief Executive, has said it was incumbent on assembly members to ensure peace in the communities.

GA W:
MCE lauds Amasaman Police
Wednesday, December 04 2013

Mr Sam Atukwei Quaye, Municipal Chief Executive for Amasaman,  has commended the Amasaman Police for reducing crime in the area, saying armed robbery and car snatching had gone down.

AMANSIE C:
DCE calls for district hospital, antiretroviral distribution point
Thursday, December 05 2013

District Chief Executive for the Amansie Central District, Emmanuel Dede Appiah has appealed to government and development partners to consider establishing distribution point for Antiretroviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV infection in the district.

SUNYANI W:
DCE urges unit c’tees to rekindle spirit of volunteerism
Thursday, December 05 2013

Madam Agnes Kusi, the Sunyani West District Chief Executive, has urged members of Unit Committees in the district to rekindle the spirit of voluntary service among the citizenry.

STMA:
3,000 jobs will be created at Takoradi Port - Prez
Thursday, December 05 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday said the Takoradi Port expansion project, which is slated to be completed in 2016 would create 3,000 jobs for all categories of workers.

SOCIAL:
Ministry of Trade suspends operation of Textile Taskforce
Thursday, December 05 2013

The Ministry of Trade and Industries has suspended the operations of the Anti-Piracy Textile Task-force.

SECURITY:
Operation Father Christmas’ Launched
Thursday, December 05 2013

Director General in charge of Police Operations, John Kudalor has assured Ghanaians the Police Service will be apt in providing security during the yuletide this year.

SECURITY:
Mahama to attend Peace and Security Summit In France
Thursday, December 05 2013

President John Dramani Mahama is to join other African heads of state in Paris, France, on Friday for the Élysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa.

INTERNATIONAL:
Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg
Friday, December 06 2013

South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa’s president says.

ZABZUGU:
Assembly organises forum on tax
Friday, December 06 2013

The Zabugu District Assembly in the Northern Region, has organised a stakeholders’ forum on the proposed rates for 2014, in line with the Local Government Act 462, (1993), which mandates the assemblies as rating authority.

AKYEMANSA:
District is improving steadily”-DCE
Friday, December 06 2013

By November 2014, construction of a multipurpose administrative block estimated at about GH¢ 946,769.64 to house the Akyemmansa District Assembly would have been completed.

SOUTH T:
70 farmers to be honoured today
Friday, December 06 2013

All roads lead to Sogakope in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region today as the nation sets to honour its gallant farmers and fisher folks for the critical role they play in feeding the nation.

KWAEBIBIREM:
30 train in soap-making
Friday, December 06 2013

Thirty people, comprising 26 females and 4 males have undergone a ten-day training course on soap-making at Kade in the Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region.

AGRICULTURE:
Do not sacrifice agric for oil- Togbe Patamia Gekle II
Friday, December 06 2013

Chairman of this year’s 29th celebration of the National Farmers’ Day, Togbe Patamia Gekle II, and Paramount Chief of Mepe has made a special appeal to government to put premium on agriculture as a way of ensuring food security of the citizens.

AGRICULTURE:
$156 million spent on fish importation in 2012
Friday, December 06 2013

Ghana is said to have spent about One hundred and fifty-six million US dollars ($156, 000000) in the importation of fish in 2012 to supplement demand in the country.

FARMERS DAY:
Gov’t committed to improving roads to aid movement of foodstuffs
Friday, December 06 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur has emphasized government’s commitment to expanding and improving the road infrastructure to improve the movement of food from the farm gates to market centres.

AGRICULTURE:
Alhaji Awudu Karim is National Best Farmer
Friday, December 06 2013

Alhaji Awudu Karim from the Kassena Nankana District in the Upper West District has been crown the 2013 National Best Farmer.

YILO K:
Assembly/Dept of Agric to shift agric into rewarding venture
Friday, December 06 2013

The Municipal Chief Executive for the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly, Andrews Sodah says the Assembly in conjunction with the Department of Agric is making frantic efforts to keenly shift agric from being a household activity into a rewarding and prominent economic venture.

GA W:
Agya Appiah wins best farmer in Ga West
Friday, December 06 2013

ESMAG Farms, a subsidiary company of Agya Appiah Bitters in Adjen-Kotoku has been adjudged the overall best in the Ga West Municipality in this year’s edition of the Farmers day celebration.

ASANTE A S:
Assembly sets up revenue taskforce
Saturday, December 07 2013

The Asante-Akim South District Assembly has set up a special taskforce to come up with effective strategies to improve on its revenue generation amid strong indications that its revenue target for the year is going to be achieved.

SOCIAL:
Make agriculture more attractive-National Best Farmer 2012
Saturday, December 07 2013

Mr Lemuel Quarshie Martey, National Best Farmer 2012, has called on the government to put in measures to make the agriculture sector look more lucrative and attractive to investors and the youth.

KWAHU E:
Assembly still fails to confirm DCE
Saturday, December 07 2013

The Kwahu East District Assembly, for the fifth time, has failed to confirm Mr Samuel Asamoah, the Presidents’ nominee as the District Chief Executive for the area.

Cape C:
US gov’t assists Ghana with storage facilities
Saturday, December 07 2013

The US government through its Millennium Challenge Account has assisted Ghana with the construction of two separate 1000 tones capacity pineapples park-house and maxi-bag maize ware-house for the processing and temporary storage of pineapple and maize at Kwesi-Tukwaa and Gomoa Abase, both in the Gomoa East District.

SOCIAL:
’Don’t use public funds for hampers’ - Prez
Sunday, December 08 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to desist from using public resources for Christmas and New Year gifts such as hampers during the upcoming yuletide.

AMANSIE C:
Nkoduase connected to national grid
Saturday, December 07 2013

Nkoduase community in the Amansie Central District has finally been connected to the electricity national grid.

GA E:
Collaborate to reduce post harvest losses-MCE
Saturday, December 07 2013

Municipal Chief Executive for Ga East Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region, John Kwao Sackey has underscored the need for stakeholders to act fast to reduce high post harvest losses recorded by farmers in the country.

SOUTH TONGU:
DCE nominee confirmed
Saturday, December 07 2013

District Chief Executive nominee for the South Tongu District in the Volta Region, Samuel Eworyi has been confirmed by the assembly members.

CAPE C:
Charity Akottiah, 47, honoured Regional best farmer
Saturday, December 07 2013

About 150 farmers including a physically-challenged were yesterday rewarded in Effutu, a suburb of Cape Coast in the Central Region for their hard work and contribution to agricultural growth in the country.

KWAEBIBIREM:
Water closet toilet for Pramkese
Saturday, December 07 2013

The Kwaebibirem District Assembly in the Eastern Region, has constructed a twelve-seater water closet toilet for the people of Pramkese at a cost of GH41,619 .00.

KMA:
MASLOC to disburse funds through electronic system
Sunday, December 08 2013

The Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), is considering the introduction of an electronic system for the disbursement of funds.

TMA:
Kpone-Katamanso : Appolonia gets regent
Sunday, December 08 2013

A 57 year-old businessman, Tettey Mansro, has been sworn in as the regent (caretaker) of Appolonia, Kpone-Katamanso district in the Greater Accra region.

ATEBUBU:
Accept rural posting-teachers told
Sunday, December 08 2013

The Atebubu Amantin District Directorate of Education with the support of the District Assembly and the Global Partnership for Education Grant GPEG has held this year’s ‘Teacher’s Day’ awards at a colorful ceremony in Atebubu.

GA E:
T. K Farms wins best farmer award
Sunday, December 08 2013

T.K Farms in Abokobi has been adjudged the overall Best Farmer in the Ga East Municipality.

BIA WEST:
Regional Minister, DCE meet Ivorian counterparts
Sunday, December 08 2013

The Western Regional Minister, Ebenezer Kwadwo Teye Addo and District Chief Executives for Bia West Kwabena Tweneboa and Bia East, Kwame Ankrah have met with their Ivorian counter parts to discuss and strengthen bilateral relations between the two sides.

NKORANZA S:
Assembly honours 65 farmers
Monday, December 09 2013

The Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly on Friday awarded 65 farmers with various prizes for their contribution towards food production and growth of agriculture in the municipality and the nation at large.

AMA:
Odorkor Tsuiman facing serious sanitation problems
Monday, December 09 2013

Residents at Odorkor Tsuiman, a suburb of the Ablekuma North Sub-Metropolitan Assembly, have been exposed to a serious sanitation problem which could lead to an epidemic.

KMA:
Ayeduase gets new police post
Monday, December 09 2013

A new police post has been inaugurated at Ayeduase near the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as the police stepped up its crime fight to assure the people of adequate security.

KWAHU W:
Assembly commissions Three-classroom block for Jamasi No 1 JHS
Monday, December 09 2013

The Kwahu West Municipal Assembly has completed a 3-unit classroom block for the Jamasi No 1 M/ A Junior High School (JHS) at a cost of 5,500.00 Ghana Cedis.

SEFWI W:
Lydia Opoku, 43, honoured municipal best farmer
Monday, December 09 2013

About thirty-six farmers in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality were last Friday, rewarded by government for their immense contribution in the Agriculture sector of the country. 

AOWIN:
53-year old adjudged overall best farmer
Monday, December 09 2013

The Aowin District Assembly in the Western Region has hailed a 53-year old man, Mr. Nicholas Wireku for emerging the overall best farmer in the district at a colourful ceremony held at Abochia

BONGO:
Gov’t support for agriculture in U/E appreciated
Monday, December 09 2013

The Upper East Regional Minister, Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru has stated that the region has had its fair share of Government’s Programmes and Projects geared at improving the region’s food security.

AMANSIE C:
Assembly prepares to name streets, houses
Monday, December 09 2013

Preliminary measures aimed at achieving the street naming and house numbering exercise in the Amansie Central District in the Ashanti Region has been taken, the District Chief Executive, Emmanuel Dede Appiah has disclosed.

BUSINESS:
Local banks lack expertise to finance agric projects
Monday, December 09 2013

Agribusiness and Value Chain expert, Dan Acquaye, says a lot of Banks in Ghana lack the expertise to review agricultural projects, thus their aversion to financing agricultural projects.

SOCIAL:
Punish sexual violence perpetrators - Lordina
Monday, December 09 2013

First lady, Lordina Mahama has called on Governments, the United Nations, the Africa Union and other international organisations to ensure that perpetrators of sexual violence against women in conflict area are held to account for their actions.

EDUCATION:
Govt commits GHs14million as subsidy for BECE registration
Monday, December 09 2013

The Government has committed more than GH¢14million as subsidy for candidates o the 2014 Basic School Certificate Examination (BECE) in both public and private schools.

SOCIAL:
49 deprived districts to review implementation of GSOP
Monday, December 09 2013

The Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP) is two years old and would be reviewed to ensure efficient management of the programme in the 49 deprived districts.

GA W:
Pay your debts - Atukwei Quaye tell farmers
Monday, December 09 2013

The Ga West Municipal Assembly last Friday celebrated this year’s farmer’s day celebration with a call on farmers to pay their debts.

POLITICS:
NPP must win 2016 elections at all “legitimate” cost - Akufo-Addo
Monday, December 09 2013

Two-time presidential candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged his party to use all legitimate means possible to win the 2016 elections.

ASANTE A C:
SHS graduate is youngest-ever best farmer
Monday, December 09 2013

A 26-year-old senior high school graduate from Anuruso, Mr Enoch Kwaku Amano, last Friday, became the youngest-ever best farmer in the history of the Asante Akim Central Municipality.

KMA:
Assembly appeals against Kejetia bus terminal ruling
Monday, December 09 2013

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal in Kumasi seeking to overturn a High Court ruling that ordered the assembly to vacate the Kejetia Bus Terminal in five days.

EDUCATION:
MoE inaugurates client secretariat
Tuesday, December 10 2013

The Ministry of Education on Monday inaugurated a client secretariat that will help them relate closely with their stakeholders in the education sector as well as the public.

SOCIAL:
Cocoa farmers appealed for livelihood support projects
Tuesday, December 10 2013

Cocoa farmers along Ghana/Cote d’Ivoire border have appealed to the governments of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire to establish community livelihood support projects in cocoa growing areas to enable them sustain their children in school.

SUNYANI:
Government distributes 40,000 laptops to schools
Tuesday, December 10 2013

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has distributed 40,000 laptop computers to second cycle institutions under the “Better Ghana Agenda” laptop project instituted by the government in 2010.

SHAMA:
Shama Community Credit Union makes strides
Tuesday, December 10 2013

The Shama Community Co-operative Credit Union (SHACCU), has made strides by declaring a net profit of GHC98,113.52  representing 65 percent  this financial year.

ATEBUBU:
Father of 6 wins overall best farmer
Tuesday, December 10 2013

Forty-five year old Yusif Bunbas from Atebubu emerged the best farmer for the Atebubu-Amantin district for this year at the annual district best farmer awards held at Akokoa.

KETU S:
Assembly supports Agbozume Market
Tuesday, December 10 2013

New sheds are to be constructed for the Agbozume Market to deal with the perennial problem of market women having to trade in the open space and often at the mercy of the weather.

SOCIAL:
District assemblies must lead in identity management —Experts
Tuesday, December 10 2013

Three experts in identity management from the republics of Germany and South Africa have argued in favour of district assemblies leading in the capture of data for the national register.

GA W:
14 road projects on-going-MCE
Tuesday, December 10 2013

Farmer’s and the townsfolk of  Ga West Municipality will very soon enjoy the comfort of riding on better roads as most of the roads in the area are being facelifted.

JOMORO:
Assembly provides land for artisans
Tuesday, December 10 2013

Mr. Sylvester Nuomah Daddieh, the District Chief Executive of Jomoro, has said the assembly was prepared to make land available for the construction of an industrial village to enhance economic activity in the district.

BUNKPURUGU Y:
DCE salutes farmers
Tuesday, December 10 2013

The District Chief Executive for the Bunkpurugu Yunyoo District Assembly, Philip Laari has called for collaboration between Asembly members, traditional leaders and stakeholders to help tackle smuggling of fertilizer into neighbouring countries.

SUNYANI W:
GGBL to the rescue of cassava farmers
Wednesday, December 11 2013

Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd. (GGBL) has selected Sunyani-West District in the Brong Ahafo Region as one of the designated areas in the country for mass collection of cassava tubers for the production of its new home-grown “Ruut Extra Premium Beer.”

NZEMA E:
Energy Minister commissions Electrification Project at Egyan
Wednesday, December 11 2013

Minister for Energy and Petroleum Resources, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has reiterated President John Mahama’s vision to connect all rural communities in Ghana to the national electricity grid by 2016.

SOCIAL:
NSS inaugurates board members
Wednesday, December 11 2013

Professor. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, Minister of Education on Monday inaugurated the Board of the Ghana National Service Scheme, in accordance with Sections 10 and 11 of the Service Scheme Act.

KWAHU S:
Assembly finally approves president nominee
Wednesday, December 11 2013

The Kwahu South District Assembly on Monday confirmed Mr Joseph Omari as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.

SOCIAL:
Massive irregularities uncovered in public institutions
Wednesday, December 11 2013

Enormous irregularities amounting to GH¢2,019,188,488.76 (US$50,748,780) have been unearthed from the accounting books of public boards, corporations and other statutory institutions by the Auditor-General (A-G).

BUNKPURUGU Y:
Gov’t still on road infrastructure projects-DCE
Wednesday, December 11 2013

The District Chief Executive for the Bunkpurugu Yunyoo District Assembly, Philip Laari has assured his residents that government is working out vigorously to implement the relevant infrastructure capable of facilitating the growth and development of the area.

AMANSIE C:
Road networks get boost
Wednesday, December 11 2013

Road networks in the Amansie Central District in the Ashanti Region are receiving attention to improve them and make them motorable enough for users.

CHEREPONI:
Assembly confirms woman nominee
Thursday, December 12 2013

Assembly Members of  the Chereponi District Assembly on Monday endorsed Hajia Mary Nakobu, the President’s nominee, as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.

AKWAPIM S:
Plans to re-gravel roads far advanced – DCE
Thursday, December 12 2013

Mr. Winston Kwadwo Affari Djan, the District Chief Executive for Akwapem South, has assured the people that plans were far advanced for the re-gravelling of roads in the area.

KWAEBIBIREM:
District cultivates perfumed rice
Thursday, December 12 2013

Six hectares of land in the inland valley at Pramkese in the Kwaebibirem District has been cropped with high yielding perfumed rice.

KWABRE E:
No maternal mortality in three years
Thursday, December 12 2013

District Public Health Assistant at the Kwabre East District in the Ashanti Region, Mrs. Hellen Aovare has disclosed that for the past three years, there has not been any recorded case of maternal mortality in any of the health facilities in the district.

KWABRE E:
Farming faces imminent collapse
Thursday, December 12 2013

The District Director for Agriculture in the Kwabre East District, Mr. S. K. Semekor has expressed worry about the future of agriculture in the district with the ageing of the farmers.

CAPE COAST:
MMDAS asked to let development project be commensurate with funds provided
Friday, December 13 2013

The Central Regional Coordinating  Director,  Mr Kwame Oppong,   has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District  Assemblies (MMDAs)  to ensure that  development  projects  in their districts were commensurate with the funds  provided.

DORMAA C:
Assembly to prosecute property rate defaulters
Friday, December 13 2013

The Dormaa Central Municipal Assembly has given property rate defaulters in the Municipality up to Monday, December 15 to defray them or face prosecution.

KWABRE E:
NHIS to issue biometric cards next year
Friday, December 13 2013

Beneficiaries under the National Health Insurance Scheme in the Kwabre East District will soon be issues biometric cards as part of reform measures to improve accessibility.

KWAHU N:
Kwahu North DCE gets the nod
Friday, December 13 2013

Members of the Kwahu Afram Plains North District Assembly confirmed Mr Windham Emil Afram, the  President’s nominee, as District Chief Executive (DCE) at an emergency meeting at Donkorkrom.

SOCIAL:
SMEs urged to build capacity to win contracts in oil industry
Friday, December 13 2013

The Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has urged Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to build their capacity to remain competitive and win contracts in the oil industry.

BIRIM N:
Mining returns to transform economy-PM
Friday, December 13 2013

The Birim North District Assembly in the Eastern Region is instituting measures to make judicious use of its mining resources to develop the area into self sustaining district.

DANGME W:
DCE wants District to be financially independent
Friday, December 13 2013

Mr Emmanuel Lartey, District Chief Executive of the Shai Osu-Doku District Assembly (SODA) has charged staff of the Assembly to pursue financial self reliance by raking more revenue into its Internally Generated Fund (IGF).

BINDURI:
Assembly rolls out more projects
Friday, December 13 2013

The Binduri District Assembly in consultation with the District Health Directorate has keenly taken onboard the implementation of two major health infrastructure projects intended to help boost the health system of the area.

EJURA-S:
Assembly confirms Municipal Chief Executive
Friday, December 13 2013

The Ejura-Sekyedomase Municipal Assembly has given its approval to the nomination of Alhaji Mohammed Bawa Braimah as Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

NZEMA E:
Energy Minister commissions electrification project at Egyan
Friday, December 13 2013

Minister for Energy and Petroleum Resources, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has reiterated President John Mahama’s vision to connect all rural communities in Ghana to the national electricity grid by 2016.

EJURA S:
Assembly confirms Municipal Chief Executive
Saturday, December 14 2013

The Ejura-Sekyedomase Municipal Assembly has given its approval to the nomination of Alhaji Mohammed Bawa Braimah as Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

AMA:
Accra Metro Security Council launches initiative
Saturday, December 14 2013

The Accra Metropolitan Security Council (AMSEC), has launched stringent measures coded “Operation Let Traffic Flow” to minimize perennial traffic congestion in Accra during the period of the Christmas festivities.

SOCIAL:
Organised labour demands suspension of Merchant sale
Saturday, December 14 2013

The Organized Labor is demanding an immediate suspension of the Merchant Bank sale to Fortiz Equity Fund.

SOCIAL:
Let’s be a nation of believers not cynics - Prez Mahama
Sunday, December 15 2013

President John Mahama has called on Ghanaians to have faith and believe in the country’s potential to become a prosperous nation.

AKATSI N:
Akatsi-North will be good sanitation reference point-DCE
Sunday, December 15 2013

The Akatsi-North District could soon become a reference point for good sanitation management, James Gunu, District Chief Executive (DCE) said in Ave-Dakpa on Friday.

SOCIAL:
PURC hints of tariff hikes in January
Monday, December 16 2013

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has hinted of an increase in electricity and water tariffs from January 1, 2014 as the Automatic Adjustment Formula (AAF) for review of tariffs kicks in.

ENERGY:
Mahama to inaugurate Bui Power Project Thursday
Monday, December 16 2013

The multi-million dollar Bui Hydro Power Project in the Banda District in the Brong Ahafo Region has been completed.

TRANSPORT:
MMT to acquire 1,000 new buses
Monday, December 16 2013

The Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited is planning to acquire one thousand additional new buses to enhance its services.

CHEREPONI:
Three DCEs sworn into office
Monday, December 16 2013

Three district chief executives, who were confirmed by their assemblies in the Northern Region, have been sworn-into office to work to deliver the President’s electoral promises to the people.

ASIKUMA:
District undertakes projects
Monday, December 16 2013

Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Assembly has been undertaking development projects within the past two years to improve the livelihood of the people and to promote education.

ATEBUBU:
Red Cross targets water, sanitation and health improvement
Monday, December 16 2013

The Ghana Red Cross Society has targeted to support communities to improve water and sanitation and health as part of its agenda for 2014.

BIRIM N:
Assembly moves to protect vulnerable groups
Monday, December 16 2013

To many mining communities in Ghana, resources that should have been a blessing is rather becoming a bane on them as a result of the challenges associated with mining. 

AMANSIE C:
Over 20 teachers honoured
Monday, December 16 2013

The Amansie Central District Assembly has honoured over twenty teachers their contributions to the development of education in the district in its maiden edition of teachers’ award since the creation of the district in 2004.

EDUCATION:
Don’t charge unapproved school fees - Ministry warns
Monday, December 16 2013

Heads of second-cycle institutions who charge unapproved fees would be sanctioned, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Minister of Education, has said.

SOCIAL:
PURC to implement automatic adjustment formula from January
Monday, December 16 2013

The Automatic Adjustment Formula, a pricing mechanism based on factors that reflect the actual cost of electricity and water supply will be implemented by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, PURC, from January 1 with an upward adjustment in tariffs.

U MANYA K:
Plan-Ghana, Japanese company promote girls education
Monday, December 16 2013

Plan-Ghana, a child centered non-governmental organization, and UNIQLO, a garment producing company in Japan, have collaborated to promote girl-child education in the country.

AOWIN:
Customary land secretariat inaugurated
Monday, December 16 2013

In order to end land litigations between traditional authorities and land users especially developers and tenant farmers, the government has instituted a customary land secretariat through the administrator of stool lands in the country.

ATEBUBU:
Workshop on Mental Health Law held
Tuesday, December 17 2013

MIHOSO International a nongovernmental organization in partnership with Basic Needs Ghana with funding from UKAID has organized a day’s workshop on the Mental Health Law with the aim of disseminating information on the law as part of a capacity building process for stakeholders at the district level.

HOHOE:
MP rolls out intervention to minimize youth unemployment
Tuesday, December 17 2013

More youth in the Hohoe municipality are soon expected to be absorbed into various business enterprises to strategically minimize youth unemployment in the area.

EDUCATION:
Imaginative Creative Thinking Project launched
Tuesday, December 17 2013

The Sharper Generation Network, has launched the Ghana Imaginative Creative Thinking Project, to create a system for basic school students to see themselves more of global citizens and champion local citizens.

BINDURI:
Six unit classroom block proj. ongoing at Goore
Tuesday, December 17 2013

A 6 unit classroom block project is seriously underway at Goore in the Binduri district in the Upper East region to help pave the way to absorb more children into the basic schools.

AMANSIE C:
Jacobu Senior High/Technical gets new board
Tuesday, December 17 2013

A new board of governors for the Jacobu Senior High Technical School at Jacobu in the Amansie Central District in the Ashanti Region has been inaugurated.

TMA:
Assembly to organise massive cleanup exercise
Wednesday, December 18 2013

Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) would on Saturday, December 21 organise a massive cleanup exercise in the Metropolis in preparation towards the yuletide.

TMA:
Assembly to organise massive cleanup exercise
Wednesday, December 18 2013

Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) would on Saturday, December 21 organise a massive cleanup exercise in the Metropolis in preparation towards the yuletide.

TMA:
Assembly to organise massive cleanup exercise
Wednesday, December 18 2013

Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) would on Saturday, December 21 organise a massive cleanup exercise in the Metropolis in preparation towards the yuletide.

POLITICS:
Government committed to support innovations- President
Wednesday, December 18 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday pledged government’s support to the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences to facilitate the promotion of innovation, science and technology.

EDUCATION:
We want more students - Private SHSs cry out
Wednesday, December 18 2013

Many private senior high schools (SHSs) in the country may not get enough first-year students for the 2013/2014 academic year.

HEALTH:
JICA to build 73 CHPS compounds
Wednesday, December 18 2013

Dr Alfred Tia Sugri, Deputy Minister of Health has announced that 73 new Community Based Health Planning Service (CHPS) Compounds would be constructed throughout the Upper West Region by 2015.

ENERGY:
Commission launches code for monitoring power outages
Wednesday, December 18 2013

The Energy Commission, on Tuesday launched a pilot toll free short code service at Teshie in the Greater Accra Region for monitoring the reliability of service delivery by the electricity distribution utilities.

FIRE:
Old Parliament House razed down by fire
Thursday, December 19 2013

Old Parliament House razed down by fire
The fire which started at 3:45 am Thursday dawn destroyed many documents and everything in the affected buildings.

MAMPONG:
Ashanti Mampong MCE pledges transparency
Thursday, December 19 2013

Mr Mohammed Kojo Aboasu, Ashanti Mampong Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has pledged to institute measures to ensure that the Assembly’s funds are strictly applied to planned projects and programmes.

TRANSPORTATION:
Police to arrest commercial drivers below 25 years
Thursday, December 19 2013

The Asunafo Municipal Police Command have began an exercise to arrest and prosecute commercial drivers below 25 years, Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Twumasi-Ankrah, Municipal Police Commander hinted on Wednesday.

NZEMA E:
Assembly members tasked to be pro-active in revenue mobilisation
Thursday, December 19 2013

Mr James Atta Kakra Baidoe, Nzema-East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has charged assembly members to step up efforts at revenue mobilisation to speed up the development of the area.

INTERNATIONAL:
Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan loses parliament majority
Thursday, December 19 2013

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has lost his majority in the House of Representatives after 37 MPs defected to a new opposition party.

SOCIAL:
Debt C’ssioner’s office destroyed by fire
Thursday, December 19 2013

Parts of the old parliament House got engulfed by fire Thursday dawn.

SPORTS:
Stars still ranked 24 in world football
Thursday, December 19 2013

Ghana wrap up a remarkable year of World Cup qualification to stay 24th in the last FIFA world ranking released on Thursday for the year 2013.

ECONOMIC:
Govt to issue Eurobond next year for infrastructure
Thursday, December 19 2013

The government is to issue a Eurobond next year to raise US$1 billion to accelerate infrastructural projects, continue the redemption of Ghana’s 2017 bond and refinance the maturing domestic debts.

POLITICS:
I’ve laid a “solid foundation” this yr; will shift to 2nd gear 2014
Thursday, December 19 2013

President John Mahama says his government will “transit from first to second gear” in 2014, after having “used this year to lay a very solid foundation for the economy”.

AKATSI N:
Eliasu Zakaria is best district farmer
Thursday, December 19 2013

Mr. Eliasu Zakaria from Ave Afiadenyigba has been adjudged the overall District Best Farmer in the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region.

SOCIAL:
Let’s show love to orphans this X’mas - Lordina Mahama
Thursday, December 19 2013

First Lady, Lordina Dramani Mahama, has made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to remember the orphans and less privilege during the Christmas festivities.

AMANSIE C:
Lack of electricity meters hampering electricity usage
Thursday, December 19 2013

Residents in some selected communities in the Amansie Central District are appealling for any intervention to have electricity in their homes.

GOMOA E:
Assembly confirms Isaac Ahunu
Thursday, December 19 2013

Assembly Members at the Gomoa East District have confirmed Mr. Isaac K. Ahunu Armah, the DCE nominee and incumbent as the District Chief Executive.

GA WEST:
Assembly demolishes unauthorized structures
Friday, December 20 2013

Over hundreds of residents in Pokuase, a suburb of Ga West Municipality has been rendered homeless with several other displaced after serious exercise which saw the demolishing of about fifty houses and structures in the area.

HEALTH:
Israel develops new vaccine against Hepatitis B virus
Friday, December 20 2013

Israel says its pharmaceutical company, SciGen, has developed Sci-B-Vac, the world’s only commercially available third-generation vaccine against the dreaded disease, hepatitis B virus (HBV).

AMA:
Accra Mayor’s house auctioned
Friday, December 20 2013

Four property of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) are said to have been sold by auction Thursday to settle judgement debt owed by the assembly to City and Country Waster Limited (CCWL).

AKATSI N:
Assembly to institute district farms next year
Friday, December 20 2013

The fertile arable land of the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region is to be harnessed to boost the economy of the district and individual farmers in the district.

ABURA:
Assembly to monitor performance of Zoomlion
Friday, December 20 2013

The Abura Asebu  Kwamanakese District Assembly is to monitor the performance of Zoomlion workers in the District to ensure they deliver effectively to ensure the district remains clean and healthy.

KWAHU W:
St. Michael, Oframase Presby gets classroom blocks
Friday, December 20 2013

The Kwahu West Municipal Assembly has provided new school infrastructure for St. Michael and Oframase Pesbyterian Primary Schools.

POLITICS:
Mahama directs MDAs to insure with state-owned insurance companies
Saturday, December 21 2013

President John Mahama has directed all ministries, agencies and departments to with immediate effect purchase or renew their insurance cover strictly from insurance companies that are wholly or partly owned by the state.

ENVIRONMENT:
Ministry of Lands Launches New Wildlife Policy
Saturday, December 21 2013

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources on Wednesday launched the Ghana Forest and Wildlife Policy-2012, designed to introduce a new approach to manage the country’s forest and wildlife resources.

POLITICS:
CLOGSAG draws government attention to worrying practices
Sunday, December 22 2013

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG), has drawn government’s attention to certain practices by those in authority that are disturbing to the structures within the Civil and Local Government Services.

ENERGY:
VRA to save 500 million dollars - Sipa Yankey
Sunday, December 22 2013

The Volta River Authority (VRA) will save over 500 million dollars a year when the Atuabo gas processing plant starts supplying lean gas to the authority for electricity generation, Dr George SipaYankey has said.

CRIME:
Police in Eastern Region arrest 15 suspected armed robbers
Sunday, December 22 2013

Police in the Eastern Region have arrested fifteen suspected armed robbers at Koforidua.

BUSINESS:
Telcos to provide uninterrupted service this Xmas
Sunday, December 22 2013

The Ministry of Communications has announced Communications Service Providers in the country have given an undertaking to the observance of good quality of communications services during this festive season.

ECONOMICS:
Expenditure will be low next year - Mahama
Sunday, December 22 2013

President John Dramani Mahama says his government’s topmost priority next year will be to keep expenditure on the low as a means to meet its targets.

SOCIAL:
Utility tariffs go up: 9.7 % & 6.80% respectively
Monday, December 23 2013

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has announced new tariff figures which take effect from the 1st of January 2013.

KWAHU SOUTH:
Assembly to undertake projects
Tuesday, December 24 2013

The Kwahu South District Assembly has announced its intention to aggressively tackle the socio-economic development of the area aimed at improving the economic well-being of people.

DORMAA C:
MCE urges the private sector to engage assemblies in financial governance
Monday, December 23 2013

Private sector organizations have been urged to participate in the programmes and activities of  Metropolitan, Municipal  and District Assemblies (MMDAs), to promote  effective revenue management and its utilization for development in the country.

SECURITY:
You can run but you can’t hide - IGP warns criminals
Monday, December 23 2013

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Alhassan, says the Police Service will fiercely tackle criminal activities in the country, which usually peaks during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

POLITICS: Ghanaians should expect better days ahead- Prez Mahama
Monday, December 23 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has assured Ghanaians that new doors of opportunities will be opened in the country in 2014.

SOCIAL:
106 illegal foreigners arrested
Monday, December 23 2013

A total of 106 foreigners from Guinea, Mali, Niger and Ivory Coast have been arrested by the Northern Regional Police Command at Tinga in the Bole District for illegally prospecting for gold.

EDUCATION:
Schools under trees will end by 2016 - Prez. Mahama
Monday, December 23 2013

President John Dramani Mahama says his administration is working to remove all schools under trees.

GOMOA W:
DCE cautions against burying dead bodies at homes
Monday, December 23 2013

District Chief Executive for Gomoa West, Theophilus Aidoo Mensah has raised serious concerns about people burying dead bodies at homes instead of in cemeteries.

N JUABEN:
MCE eyes metropolitan status
Monday, December 23 2013

Dr. Kwaku Owusu Acheampong, Municipal Chief Executive of the New Juaben Municipality is working assiduously towards upgrading the municipality into a metropolis.

KWAHU W:
176 lockable stores commissioned
Monday, December 23 2013

As Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies MMDAs continue to explore opportunities to enhance economic activities in their respective jurisdictions, the Kwahu West Municipality has taken advantage of the business minded nature of its people to put up stores to enhance their businesses.

AKATSI N:
85 kilometers road for rehabilitation
Monday, December 23 2013

About 85 kilometers stretches of roads in the Akatsi North District in the Volta are due for rehabilitation to improve them to serve the people better.

SOCIAL:
Minister Inuagurates National Pensions Regulatory Authority Board
Tuesday, December 24 2013

The Board of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) has been urged to develop policies and work as a team to introduce best practices to enhance its operations and that of service providers.

BUSINESS:
Ministry of Trade to release imported rice to owners
Tuesday, December 24 2013

The Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye says government is considering rice importes who have their wares at the various boarders of the country to have them.

HEALTH:
NHIS capitation to go nationwide in 2014
Wednesday, December 25 2013

The Communications manager at the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Selorm Adonoo says the capitation scheme will be replicated across the country from January, next year.

EDUCATION:
Culprits of unqualified students placement in SHS to be sanctioned
Wednesday, December 25 2013

The Public relations officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Parker-Allotey says persons found culpable in the placement of unqualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students in Senior High Schools across the country, will be sanctioned.

SABOBA:
Agric Director calls for improved staff strength
Wednesday, December 25 2013

The Saboba District Director of Agriculture, Mr. Alidu Alhassan has called for improvement in staff of the sector to help deal with challenges confronting farmers especially in offering technical advice.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t expresses gratitude to Ghanaians
Wednesday, December 25 2013

Government says it is grateful to Ghanaians for working hard to render essential services to the nation and extended its felicitations to all on the occasion of Christmas.

KWAHU W:
Nanthia, Apesika and Atibie Amanfro connected to national grid
Wednesday, December 25 2013

Three communities in the Kwahu West Municipality in the Eastern Region would have every reason to be happy this festive season following the fulfillment of a major promise to them.

SABOBA:
Assembly to rehabilitate market stalls
Wednesday, December 25 2013

The Soboba District Assembly would from next year rehabilitate market stalls in major market centers in the district and reallocate them to individuals who are more serious and committed to their businesses.

FANTEAKWA:
Three DCEs in Eastern Region sworn into office
Thursday, December 26 2013

Ms Helen Adwoa Ntoso, Eastern Regional Minister, has sworn into office three District Chief Executives (DCEs) at a ceremony in Koforidua.

TALENSI:
Government to revamp Pwalugu factory
Thursday, December 26 2013

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister for Trade and Industry has announced a GH¢1 million funding for the revamping of the Northern Star Tomato factory at Pwalugu in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.

HEALTH:
Japan assists Ghana’s health infrastructure development
Thursday, December 26 2013

The Japanese Embassy in Ghana has signed two grant contracts with the Centre for Pregnancy and Childbirth Education (CePaCE) of the 37th Military Hospital and the Needy Club of Ghana.

YENDI:
Hospital gets new pharmacy block
Thursday, December 26 2013

The Yendi Municipal Assembly has handed over a GH¢ 250,432 pharmacy block to the Yendi Municipal Hospital.

HO:
Afotey-Agbo tells prisoners to reform
Thursday, December 26 2013

Mr Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, the Volta Regional Minister, on Tuesday appealed to inmates of the Ho Prisons to allow the goodness of Christ to affect their lives.

POLITICS:
Mahama’s nominee for Adenta MCE rejected again
Friday, December 27 2013

President John Mahama’s nominee for Municipal Chief Executive for Adentan, Mrs. Gifty Emefa Sika Nartey, has lost her second confirmation vote.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t assures completion of projects in Central Region
Friday, December 27 2013

Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong has assured residents of the region of government’s resolve to complete all projects earmarked for the region within its four-year term.

ENERGY:
Energy Commission orders re-exportation of banned fridges
Friday, December 27 2013

The Energy Commission of Ghana has ordered a British waste management company, EnviroCom, to re-export 57 containers of banned refrigerators it illegally imported into the country within seven days.

AGOTIME ZIOPE:
George Dzikpe is district best farmer
Friday, December 27 2013

Mr.George Dzikpe has been adjudged the overall District Best Farmer in the Agotime-Ziope District in the Volta Region.

ABURA:
Assembly fails revenue target
Friday, December 27 2013

The Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District assembly is to adopt a number of measures in 2014 to turn around its resolve to improving internally generated funds.

KETU S :
Residents of Agbozome, Nogokpo protest Keta Lagoon takeover
Friday, December 27 2013

Over 600 residents of Agbozume, Kpejakope, Nogokpo and other surrounding villages in the Ketu South district of the Volta Region including Chiefs, the elderly and children held a huge protest along the Keta Lagoon to register their anger over the takeover of the lagoon by an Indian firm.

SECURITY:
Beware of robbers on 31st Night; Police warns
Saturday, December 28 2013

The Police Service is cautioning heads of households not to leave their homes empty on December 31 when most people will be attending all night church services.

WA:
World Bank to finance water and sanitation expansion in UW
Saturday, December 28 2013

The World Bank has earmarked GH¢ 20 million to support water and sanitation expansion in the Upper West Region.

BUSINESS:
Food and Drugs Authority reacts to Committee report
Saturday, December 28 2013

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), on Thursday described the report released by the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Committee set up to investigate the recent impasse between the FDA and Tobinco Pharmaceuticals as inaccurate.

TMA:
No accident in Tema during Christmas.
Sunday, December 29 2013

The Tema Regional Police Command recorded no accident during the Christmas.

CRIME:
Non-custodial sentence law in the offing
Sunday, December 29 2013

The Ministry of Interior will next year initiate a legislation to introduce non-custodial sentence into the country’s criminal jurisprudence to reduce congestion in the prisons.

EDUCATION:
2013 Nov-Dec WASSCE results released
Sunday, December 29 2013

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released provisional results of 146,887 candidates who took the November/December 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

GA C:
Assembly awards staff
Sunday, December 29 2013

The Ga Central Municipal Assembly, at Sowutuom in the Greater Accra Region, has honoured outstanding individuals and organisations that helped the assembly to execute its development projects.

ELLEMBELE:
MP gives to children in his constituency
Sunday, December 29 2013

Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, on Christmas day distributed assorted items to children in the various communities within his constituency.

INTERNATIONAL:
Mahama holds discussions with Dubai ruler
Monday, December 30 2013

President John Mahama has met Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the UAE in Dubai.

CRIME:
Western Region Police make strides in combatting crime
Monday, December 30 2013

The Western Region recorded significant reduction in reported crimes in the passing year relative to the high incidence recorded in 2012, thanks to increased police vigilance.

SOCIAL:
Fire Service begins investigation into Heritage towers fire
Monday, December 30 2013

The Ghana National Fire Service says it has commenced investigations into what could have started a fire outbreak at offices of Volta River Authority (VRA) at the heritage towers at Ridge in Accra.

HO:
"Asogli Education Fund worth GH¢300,000.00" - Togbe Afede
Tuesday, December 31 2013

The Asogli Education Fund is worth GH¢ 300,000.00 Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia Asogli hinted on Sunday.

SISSALA:
Use UDS as a development path in Northern Ghana
Tuesday, December 31 2013

Dr. Edward N. Gyader, a Council of State Member from the Upper West Region on Sunday said people in the northern part of Ghana must acknowledge the establishment of the University for Development Studies (UDS) as a mile stone in their development path.

AGONA E:
Agona Rural Bank supports women
Tuesday, December 31 2013

The Micro-Finance Department of the Agona Rural Bank, has disbursed a total of 1,614,500 Ghana Cedis to the 90 women’s groups in the Central and Eastern Regions.

GOMOA W:
Govt pays compensation to Antseadze farmers
Tuesday, December 31 2013

Government of Ghana has released an amount of one-hundred and seventy thousand Ghana cedis  (GHs170, 000.00) for the payment of compensation to farmers at who had their crops destroyed during the construction of the Antseadze Water Project.

HEALTH:
Governing Board Commends FDA for Commitment
Tuesday, December 31 2013

The Governing Board of Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on Monday commended the Authority for its continuous commitment to ensure the safety of food and drugs on the Ghanaian market.